Childbirth classes are an excellent way to access accurate information about labor, birth, post-partum and newborn care. They provide an opportunity for parents to focus on the pregnancy together while making connections with other expectant families. Classes are fun and include hands-on activities, films, and discussions. Guidelines for home birth preparation are provided. Care of the mother and newborn include an emphasis on breastfeeding.
Class 1: How the body works during pregnancy, labor and birth. This involves muscles, bones, hormones, etc.
Class 2: Labor, how it starts, how the support people can help, how we manage fear and work towards calm.
Class 3: What birth is like, how to prepare your home for welcoming your baby there and what normal and abnormal looks like. What happens if we need to transport to a hospital?
Class 4: Breastfeeding. So many new parents make lots of preparations for the labor and birth, the nursery, etc. and don’t know a whole lot about breastfeeding. We will go in depth so that you aren’t surprised by much when it happens to you!